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Finance Department Comes Out in Opposition to Apportionment, RTW Fund Bills 08/22/2017
By: Greg Jones (Deputy Editor)
State: CA | Segment: Top | 1875 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration has announced its opposition to bills that would prohibit apportioning permanent disability to conditions related to pregnancy and require the state to spend all of the $120 million earmarked each year for the Return-to-Work Supplement Program. ...Read More
 
 
Funeral Arrangements Announced for Commission Arbitrator Robert Falcioni 08/21/2017
State: IL | Segment: NORTH | 284 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
Visitation for Robert Falcioni, who served as an arbitrator with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission for 20 years, will be held Tuesday, the commission said. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home, 540 Dixie Highway, at Orr Road, in Chicago Heights...Read More
 
 

Fraud Fighters to Convene for Two-Day Conference 08/17/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 924 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Employers’ Fraud Task Force is hosting “The Big 2017 Fraud Fighting Conference” on Aug. 24-25 at the Pala Resort and Casino in northern San Diego County. ...Read More
 
 

Firefighter Death Benefits to Increase Based on Consumer Price Index 08/17/2017
State: FL | Segment: SOUTH | 280 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
The Department of Financial Services has proposed an amendment to Rule 69A-64.005 to adjust the firefighter death benefits based on the Consumer Price Index. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Judge Allows Applied Underwriters to Argue EquityComp Is Not Insurance Plan 08/15/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: VA | Segment: Top | 341 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A company whose large-deductible workers' compensation insurance program is banned in several states is allowed to argue in Virginia federal court that signing up for the program involves signing a contract for reinsurance rather than a traditional insurance contract, a federal appellate judg...Read More
 
 

Former Insurance Company Worker Charged With Stealing From Customers 08/15/2017
State: AL | Segment: SOUTH | 379 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Blount County woman is accused of stealing $38,000 from customers of her former insurance company employer, according to the Alabama Department of Insurance and county District Attorney’s Office. ...Read More
 
 

Father Blames Work Comp Case for Daughter's Suicide Attempt 08/15/2017
State: OK | Segment: SOUTH | 745 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A Louisiana father blames his 29-year-old daughter's workers' compensation fight for her suicide attempt, The Oklahoman newspaper reports. ...Read More
 
 

Finance Division Proposes Changes to Work Comp Reporting Rules 08/08/2017
State: OR | Segment: WEST | 332 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Oregon’s Division of Financial Regulation is proposing changes that would ease reporting requirements in its Workers’ Compensation Statistical Plan. ...Read More
 
 

Federal Grand Jury Indicts 14 in Alleged Drug-Diversion Ring 08/07/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1955 | 0 | Popular with Legal
A federal grand jury indicted 14 people for allegedly conspiring to divert at least 2 million prescription pills including oxycodone to the black market by using sham clinics and forged or fraudulent prescriptions, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Two indictments handed down by...Read More
 
 

First-Responder Survivors Demand Timely Death Benefits From Insurers 08/02/2017
State: NJ | Segment: NORTH | 320 | 0 | Popular with Insurance
A group of first responders is demanding that Gov. Chris Christie and other high-ranking state officials “fix” a system they say allows insurers to delay paying death benefits under workers’ compensation. ...Read More
 
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